Estonia Eesti Laul 2021: Semi-final 1
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Eesti Laul 2021: Here are the first six finalists

Here are the results of the first semi-final of the Estonian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2021: Eesti Laul

Tonight Estonia kicked off its national selection with Semi-final 1 of Eesti Laul 2021. The Semi-finals are held in Tallinn, for the first time since 2018 due to the current pandemic restrictions. Opposed to previous years, no audience will be allowed. The shows are hosted by Tõnis Niinemets and Grete Kuld.

Twelve artists will take part in both Semi-finals but only six on each night will proceed to the final of Eesti Laul to be held 6 March 2021.

Eesti Laul 2021 – Semi-final 1 Result

First round of voting

Voting50% jury
50% televoting

Second round of voting

Voting100% televoting

There were two rounds of voting:

  • 1st round: 4 qualifiers determined by 50/50 jury/televoting
  • 2nd round: 2 qualifiers determined by 100% televoting

Eesti Laul 2021 – Semi-final 1 Qualifiers

Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto – "Wingman"
Egert Milder – "Free Again"
Hans Nayna – "One By One"
Ivo Linna, Robert Linna, Supernova – "Ma olen siin"
Karl Killing – "Kiss Me"
Koit Toome – "We Could Have Been Beautiful"

Beebiloust and Elina Born feat. Villemdrillem performed in the first Semi-final interval acts slot. Elina represented Estonia together with Stig Rästa in 2015 with "Goodbye To Yesterday".

Eesti Laul 2021

Eesti Laul 2021 will be the thirteenth edition of the Estonian national selection Eesti Laul, which will select Estonia's entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

  • 18 February 2021: Semi-final 1
  • 20 February 2021: Semi-final 2
  • 6 March 2021: Final

12 songs will compete in each of the Semi-finals, and half of them will proceed to the final, held on 6 March 2021.

In both Semi-finals, there will be two rounds of voting: A combination of votes from a professional jury and the public televoting (50/50) will decide the first four qualifiers. In the second round of voting, public televoting will solely determine the fifth and sixth qualifier.

In the Final of Eesti Laul 2021 the winner will be selected over two rounds of voting: The first round will select the top three songs via 50/50 jury/televoting, whilst the second round (Superfinal) will determine the winner solely by public televoting.

Estonia in Eurovision Song Contest

Estonia 2018: Elina Nechayeva - "La Forza"

Estonia has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 25 times by now, first in 1994. Estonia has participated every year, except 1995. Estonia has managed to qualify to the grand final only 7 out of 16 times.

Estonia 2018: Elina Nechayeva - "La Forza"

Estonia has won just once, in year 2001 with the song "Everybody" performed by Tanel Padar and Dave Benton and 2XL.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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